Legacy

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Does a legacy have to be something ever-lasting, tremendous and known to everyone? Seven years ago I came to be stationed at McConnell AFB. It turned out to be my final assignment. Shortly after I arrived, I learned that the base had won an award, which included money to be used to improve the recreation […]

Does your art speak for itself?

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I was watching an episode of The Apprentice a couple of years ago, and one team was telling Mr. Trump about their advertising idea that lets the Trump name sells itself. His response? “Nothing sells itself. Nothing.” I thought of this while reading I’d Rather be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, […]

Leading by rolling up your sleeves

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Are you a leader that will roll up your sleeves, get in there and make things happen? More importantly, do you know when to not get in there and muck about? I had an instructor once who spoke about the difference between delegation and abdication. She really helped me understand the difference between rolling up […]

Do you think you are getting better?

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Craig Valentine likes to ask, “Are you looking for education, or validation?” Put another way, are you here to learn how to improve, or because you want someone to tell you you’re already doing it right? If you looking to prove that you are misunderstood, on the right track with the wrong people, or just […]

Willie Jolley in Nevada, MO

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I had the good fortune to be passing through a town called Nevada Missouri last week. Nevada has a population of about 9,000, and this evening in late April they were +1, thanks to Willie Jolley. About 200-300 people filled a local church to here Willie speak on attitude. Specifically, Willie talked about the need […]